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Interviews with artists and specialists examining social, political and environmental issues, conducted by K. Yoland. This week: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston's Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, Mari Carmen Ramirez, discusses the recent exhibition 'HOME - So Different, So Appealing',. Travelling from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to Houston, the exhibition featured U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present, using the universal concept of 'home' as a lens through which to view socioeconomic and political changes in the Americas. Organized by MFAH, LACMA and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, more than 100 works by 39 artists explored immigration and political repression; dislocation and diaspora; and personal memory and utopian ideals.